When English Rock Band Manfred Mann arrived on the Stockton ferry, music mad locals went wild and it was filmed here by NBN News in 1965.
Newcastle has always been, a big music town.
Silverchair started in a Merewether garage.
What happened was their first album sold more than 2 and a half million copies.
And launched them into the music stratosphere.
Golden Guitar winner Catherine Britt, caught the attention of Elton John.
The Castanet Club was a crowd favourite in the 80’s.
And of course, the Screaming Jets in the 90’s always ready to lend a hand.